Facebook icon.Twitter icon.Yotube icon.Instagram icon.

June 2019

Browse an archive of all of the content on the site.

Save the Lake Fish Fry text with picture of Gimli Harbour

Join us in Gimli on Sunday, June 30, for the Save the Lake Fish Fry!

Organized by the Gimli Yacht Club and the Kiwanis Club of Gimli & District, this family-friendly fundraising event features education, fun and food – all in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg.

When: June 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Outside* the Gimli Yacht Club (Gimli Harbour; 95 1st Ave)

All proceeds raised will be donated to the Lake Winnipeg Foundation and the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium (LWRC).

Activities include:

Classically trained guitarist and luthier Fred Casey returns for another season of summer concerts at the Whytewold Emporium!

In what has now become an annual tradition, Fred donates all money raised through these busker-style “Playing for the Lake” gigs to LWF.

This year’s concert schedule is as follows:

  • May 12 (Mother’s Day), 11 am to 2 pm
  • May 31, 6 pm to 9 pm
  • June 21, 6 pm to 9 pm
  • July 26, 6 pm to 9 pm
  • August 16, 6 pm to 9 pm

We are so grateful to lake-lovers like Fred who channel their talents into fundraising events for a healthy Lake Winnipeg. If you have a great idea, let us know! We...

Classically trained guitarist and luthier Fred Casey returns for another season of summer concerts at the Whytewold Emporium!

In what has now become an annual tradition, Fred donates all money raised through these busker-style “Playing for the Lake” gigs to LWF.

This year’s concert schedule is as follows:

  • May 12 (Mother’s Day), 11 am to 2 pm
  • May 31, 6 pm to 9 pm
  • June 21, 6 pm to 9 pm
  • July 26, 6 pm to 9 pm
  • August 16, 6 pm to 9 pm

We are so grateful to lake-lovers like Fred who channel their talents into fundraising events for a healthy Lake Winnipeg. If you have a great idea, let us know! We...

Classically trained guitarist and luthier Fred Casey returns for another season of summer concerts at the Whytewold Emporium!

In what has now become an annual tradition, Fred donates all money raised through these busker-style “Playing for the Lake” gigs to LWF.

This year’s concert schedule is as follows:

  • May 12 (Mother’s Day), 11 am to 2 pm
  • May 31, 6 pm to 9 pm
  • June 21, 6 pm to 9 pm
  • July 26, 6 pm to 9 pm
  • August 16, 6 pm to 9 pm

We are so grateful to lake-lovers like Fred who channel their talents into fundraising events for a healthy Lake Winnipeg. If you have a great idea, let us know! We...

LWF's office will be closed on Monday, July 1 for the Canada Day long weekend. We will re-open on Tuesday, July 3.

The Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN), coordinated by LWF, mobilizes citizen volunteers and conservation professionals to collect water samples across Manitoba in order to measure phosphorus concentration. Phosphorus is the nutrient responsible for the blue-green algae blooms on Lake Winnipeg and other water bodies.

This growing, long-term monitoring program has been actively sampling since 2016. A new report highlights insights gained by analyzing citizen-generated phosphorus data from the 2017 and 2018 field seasons. Among them:

  • Phosphorus hotspots exist and water...

Dear LWF supporter,

Summer has arrived in Manitoba and we look forward to connecting in person with as many lake-lovers as we can over the coming weeks. We are always updating our online calendar; make sure to check to see when we’ll be in a community near you!

Save the Lake Fish Fry text with picture of Gimli Harbour

Join us in Gimli for the Save the Lake Fish Fry

On Saturday, June 30, the Gimli Yacht Club and the Kiwanis Club of Gimli & District are hosting a day of education, fun and food – all in support of LWF and the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium.

This family-friendly event starts at 10 a.m. and features educational presentations, boat rides, a pickerel lunch and a raffle with great prizes – including a trip onboard the M.V. Namao research vessel!

Donations are being accepted in advance of the event through CanadaHelps. We hope to see you there!

Phosphorus export map

A new report from the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network

The Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN) mobilizes citizen volunteers and conservation professionals to collect water samples across Manitoba in order to measure phosphorus concentration.

A new report provides insights gained from LWCBMN’s 2017 and 2018 field seasons, and highlights how citizen-generated phosphorus data can inform solutions for local water management.

You can read the report here.

Iris in a Manitoba wetland

Update on wetland advocacy

In January, we encouraged you to take part in Manitoba Sustainable Development’s public consultations and advocate for drainage regulations that will protect Manitoba’s threatened wetlands and improve water quality.

We are now calling for a transparent and collaborative process to ensure public input is meaningfully integrated into the revised regulation. Last month, we sent a letter to the Minister of Sustainable Development requesting the publication of all public submissions received, alongside departmental analysis of the feedback. Similar letters were also submitted to Sustainable Development by our partners at Ducks Unlimited Canada, the International Institute for Sustainable Development and Keystone Agricultural Producers.

We continue to monitor this issue and will keep you updated as more information is available.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

The LWF team

You are receiving this email because you are currently subscribed to the Lake Winnipeg Foundation’s e-update list.

 

 

Dear LWF supporter,

In yesterday’s e-update, we invited you to join us at the Save the Lake Fish Fry in Gimli – but we shared the wrong date! To clarify, this event is taking place on Sunday, June 30. More details about what to expect can be found on our website, and on the Facebook event page.

Thank you to the lake-lovers who reached out to let us know about our mistake; we apologize for any confusion.

Sincerely,

The (slightly embarrassed) LWF team

Walk for Water 2019 poster

Take action as a citizen of our shared watershed!

Walk for Water is the largest grassroots fundraising event in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg – and participating is easy: Use our Walk for Water pledge form to collect donations from friends, family, co-workers and teammates. LWF provides charitable receipts for donations of $20 or more. Donations of $50 or more include a one-year LWF membership. You can:

OR

Then, come out and take part in a family-friendly day at the...

Walk for Water 2019 poster

Take action as a citizen of our shared watershed!

Walk for Water is the largest grassroots fundraising event in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg – and participating is easy: Use our Walk for Water pledge form to collect donations from friends, family, co-workers and teammates. LWF provides charitable receipts for donations of $20 or more. Donations of $50 or more include a one-year LWF membership. You can:

OR

Then, come out and take part in a family-friendly day at the...

Pages

Donate
Your gift makes a healthy Lake Winnipeg possible.